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missmalini has a new address!

Psst! missmalini version 2.0ye is now available on www.missmalini.com! (I’m still working on getting all the comments migrated and the links/pictures just right so please bear with me.) Also, I have tons of pictures and stuff from the weekend was just waiting for the DNS server to kick in with my new address. So sit back enjoy and don’t worry missmalini is not going anywhere. To the moon baby, to the moon!

Also follow me on Twitter @missmalini for the latest dish.

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Saturday Spotting…

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan and Ibrahim

Ohhh so I saw X-Men Origins Wolverine on Saturday night and spotted Saif Ali Khan at the cinema at PVR Juhu, Mumbai he was so unassuming and hanging with his kids Sara and Ibrahim so I felt bad invading his privacy and took this picture from the vantage point of my seat (even though I was super tempted to take a close up on the way out near the elevator!)

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On Sunday I finally went to the super jazzed Mocha Mojo in Bandra, and dude that place is psychedelic! Kinda feels like you’ve walked into an Austin Powers movie.) They even serve beer by the pitcher so definitely worth a revisit for Sunday afternoon drinks.

Junelia Aguira and Ash Changler

Junelia Aguiar and Ash Chandler

Kishore Bajaj and Ash Chandler

Kishore Bajaj and Ash Chandler

Later that night I had dinner at Cafe Goa (they’re going to launch a new Mediterranean menu soon, that chef means business!) and spotted Ash Chandler and girlfriend Junelia Aguiar having drinks with close friends TC & Nathalie Ressencourt De Sousa, Kishore Bajaj, Kishore F.D. Shamita Singha and Fahad Samar (who somehow managed to do the MidDay brunch at the Oberoi and still made it across town to Bandra for drinks. What troopers!)

P.S. They do singles night with free house cocktails from 8:30pm -9:30pm every Thursdays drop by and grab a drink!
Dress Code: Goa Style

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Royal Brunch with the Peacocks (and a Tigress!)

Amreet Maghera and Anupama Verma

Amrit Maghera and Anupama Verma

Nethra Raghunathan

Nethra Raghunathan

Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal and Riyaaz Amlani

Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal and Riyaaz Amlani

Raman Lamba

Raman Lamba

Bunty Grewal and Zulfi Sayed

Bunty Grewal and Zulfi Sayed

Rashmi Nigam

Rashmi Nigam

Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix

Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix

Minisha Lamba and Mr. Dilawar Nensey

Minisha Lamba and Mr. Dilawar Nensey

So Sunday was brunch day. Apart from Del Italia’s first anniversary (pictures coming soon) the launch of the Imperial Palace, the new 5-star property which promises a 17th century experience of royalty happened over brunch hosted by Mr. Amir Nensey, Chairman, Royal Palms India Pvt Ltd along with Muhamed Nensey, Managing Director and Dilawar Nensey, Jt. Managing Director.

The hotel was inaugurated by guest of honor, Shri Ashok Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra along Shri Gurudas Kamat, Minister of Communication & IT.

Spotted: Minisha Lamba, Raman Lamba, Kelly Dorjee, Chetan Bhagat & wife, Pradeep Hirani, Shane & Falguni Peacock, Matan Schabracq,  Sharad Kapoor, Hanif Hilal, Ashmit Patel, Riyaaz Amlani (how’d he manage to be at both?!), Vanadana Sajnani & Rajesh Kakkad, Mouni Roy, Zulfi Sayed, Nethra Raghunathan, Natasha Suri, Ashok Salian, Suved Lohia, Tulip Joshi, Rashmi Nigam, Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal, Ritik Bhasin, Shweta Salve, Shabir Ahluwalia, Kanchi Kaul, Nihar Pandya, Kashmira Irani, Megha Kawale, Niketan Madhok, Sunny Sara, Amreet Maghera, Anupama Verma, Bunty Grewal, Harrison, Sucheta Sharma, Muzzamil Ibrahim, Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix.

Shane & Falguni Peacock

Shane & Falguni Peacock

On a side note I have always wondered how Shane @ Falguni Peacock got their slightly OTT last name. (Come on it must have crossed your mind too right?) HHC ladies would you know? I mean how many “Peacocks” do you know personally? They even have a swanky website dedicated to high luxury prêt called Peacock Couture. Meanwhile a bird of a different feather is evidently out and about again. Anupama Verma broke out the animal print for the occassion, remiscent of Indian royalty engaged in their favorite pastime of Tiger hunting. I wonder if she’s trying to snag herself a prince! I’m still pretty impressed by her flawless performance on Big Boss, and apparently so was the unsuspecting Aryan Vaid!

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Mystic Mumbai

Kiran Manandhar, Manish lal, Princes Asha Raje Gaekwad, Shrestha, Praggyashree gaekward, Dr. Seema Sharma Shah and Uma Shankar Shah

Art Pedigree

Bandana-Tiwari

Bandana Tewari

Haseena and Dino

Haseena Jathmalani and Dino Morea

Kelly Dorji

Kelly Dorji

Dolly Thakore and Nikki Nair

Dolly Thakore and Nikki Nayyar

Simone Tata

Simone Tata

It rained royalty Last Thursday at the Jehangir Art Gallery as The Gaekwad Art Foundation (TGAF) hosted a special preview for an exhibition titled “A Mystical Odyssey.” A Trust set up by Princess Asha Raje Gaekwad of the Baroda Royal Family, TGAF aims to promote Indo-Nepal joint-multicultural programs by creating a platform for promising talent to be exposed on a larger scale.

The exhibition featured the art works of 4 of Nepal’s most prolific Artists – Kiran Manandhar, Uma Shankar, Dr. Seema Shah and Manish Lal Shrestha. It was inaugurated by HH Dr. Karan Singh of Kashmir.

All families hailing from Baroda, Kashmir and Nepal came together to support this initiative and so did a host of other prominent guests. Princess Asha Raje’s daughter in law Praggyshree Raje Gaekwad who played a significant role in organizing this show was accompanied by husband Yuvraj Pratap Sinh Gaekwad. Others hailing from the royal family included Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh with daughter Mriganka and Mr.  & Mrs Jitendra Gaekwad,
Other guests included Laxman Shreshtha, Simon Tata, Dino Morea, Haseena Jethmalani, Renu Chainani, Penny and Sanjeev Patel, Kelly Dorjee, Arti and Rahul Raichand, Nisha Jamwal and Riyad Kundanmal and Parvez Damania.

*As Adit noticed, yup Dino and Kelly in the same room, no word on their interaction but I’m guessing in the presence of royalty even cold wars cool off!

Didjya Know?
Apart from being chivalrous warriors and able administrators, the Gaekwad dynasty of 15 kings popularly known as “Gurjar Naresh” ruled over Gujarat for almost 3 centuries, and pioneered the proliferation of different Arts symbolizing the coming of an age of peace, luxury, prosperity, enlightenment and good living.

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missmalini’s TV debut!

lcdtvcomboCheck it out, missmalini has arrived! The good people at CNBC TV18 tell me they’re going to feature my blog this week on a show called Tech Toyz. ISD Fri 6:30pm and Sat 7:30pm on. Tune in if you get the chance 🙂

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Tee Off

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So we’ve all seen celebrities wearing slogan tees from time to time. (Imran Khan took the cake though on that fateful night of 26/11 in his Bush – International Terrorist tee for a screening of Rohan Sippy’s satire “The President is Coming”) But I recently came across a “Tee-junction” of sorts called Blue Bus Tees where you can select from a range of desi tees from approximately 300rs ($6)

Pranav & Abhir tell me their top 3 Tees are:
1. “I’m Surrounded by Idiots” (Pranav’s dad ordered the first tee and wears it every Sunday.)
2. “Orgasm Donar” (Guys love these tees and they even had one girl order a tee for herself.)
3. Bollywood Tees like “Chup Saale”, “Mere Paas Maa Hain” and “Villain”

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P.S. I kinda like the Maharani one in devnagri font and Gul Panag’s Chup Saale, way cool.

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Becoming Twitterazzi

nokia6220cbackviewpurpleSo as you may have noticed I’ve recently discovered the wonderful world of Twitter which I confess eluded me for way longer than necessary. So now that I’ve figured it out I can bring you the juice, fresh (and with pictures) from my night outs in Mumbai thanks to my fabulous trusted 5 mega-pixel phone camera [entirely intentional Nokia plug] who knows, maybe they’ll feel like giving me an upgrade? It’s almost my birthday you know.)

Now all YOU have to do is do (as Uncle Cracker once said) is “follow me” on Twitter! You can find me here as missmalini of course; I promise you an endless supply of gossip, celebrity spotting, gig updates (for followers IN Mumbai) and wherever possible, eye-candy for boys & girls alike. Deal?

(And for those not on twitter not to worry I’ll make sure those pictures come up on missmalini the blog “old school” style as well!) so here’s what I twittered recently…

So remember the one time my camera wasn't working and I missed taking a picture of Imran Khan? *sob* I did manage to get thise one on my camera! Something Relevant ripping it up at Daddy's Windsong...

So remember the one time my camera wasn’t working and I missed taking a picture of Imran Khan? *sob* I did manage to get this one on my camera! Something Relevant ripping it up at Daddy’s Wind Song…

Comic trio Vir Das, Kabir and Saurabh Panth dropped into the studio last week, they're going to be kicking off a brand new (and very funny) "relationship advice" show on 94.3 Radio One on Saturdays at 4pm starting next week called "Guy Bhains"  These guys crack me up :) *Bhains in Hindi means bull.

Comic trio Vir Das (who was very funny on Women’s Day), Kabir Singh and Saurabh Panth dropped into the studio last week, they’re going to be kicking off a brand new (and very funny) “relationship advice” show on 94.3 Radio One Saturdays at 4pm starting next week called “Guy Bhains” (watch out ladies!) These guys crack me up 🙂
*Bhains in Hindi means bull.

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Last night I was hosting this gig for Hard Rock Cafe (again)  and caught up with Sidd Coutto from the band Tough on Tobacco (remember I told you about him after the Channel [v] Launch Pad after party?) Well catch him on June 3rd at Il Terazzo for another smashing Daddy’s Wind Song Wednesday!

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Oh and then I had this random I ❤ Mumbai moment when I caught the first monsoon drizzle last week. *sigh* I really do ❤ Mumbai!

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